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Poverty in DL schools: Roosevelt faces the highest number of students living in poverty; rising each year
Three-year-old wounded by accidental gunshot in Deer Creek
Dent man injured when car leaves roadway
Man arrested in mobile home fire near Acorn Lake
Meet the Minnesota turkeys raised to meet the President
Gulon, Tracy reach state swimming championship podium
Payne continues point streak against EGF
Thielen keeps streaks going in Vikings victory over Rams
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
Laker swimmers reach finals in seven events, bust six school records
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Dressed to 'The Nines'...kids: The Nines owner opens kids' clothing store across the street
Humane Society of the Lakes assistant manager promoted
Limited number of free MANNA memberships available: BC Energize challenges community to match Essentia donation to JOCAL JEWEL program
Aspen Institute recognizes M State as one of nation's top 150 community colleges
LendEDU's look inside the class of 2017's plan for student loan repayment
Things to do in the lakes area this weekend
DLMS Fall Band Concert is Thursday, Nov. 16
Country singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch at Shooting Star this Friday
World Kindness Day is November 13
It's time to 'Light Up the Lakes'!: Santa's seeking entries for his Nov. 27 Parade of Lights in DL
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Arlo & Neva Bodin
Joe and Karen Merseth
James "Jim" Hermanson
Maxine M. Boswell
Marilyn Joy Ostrander
Georgia L. Reiffenberger
Letters: Farmers need tax reform that helps middle class
Tax bills based on unsound economics, unwise fiscal policy
Letter: Proposed tax cut plans and the national debt
Coots and bald eagles
Letter: Patriotism can take many forms
Monster white-tailed deer taken in northern ND
Pine River area boy bags deer of a different color - rare piebald doe
DL team places first in sporting clays at Fort Thunder
First ice bite is good, but not worth foolish risks
The northern cardinal: handsome and talented
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
pine to palm
Pine to Palm champ signs NLI with BSU
Late string of birdies gives Hoge fourth straight PGA Tour card
Bison golf no longer that other minor sport at NDSU
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
July 6, 2012
Drug courts proving their value
Drug courts work. For years, Judge Robert Rancourt of Chisago County, a leader in the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, has come to the State Capitol with that message about the specialized courts that offer willing nonviolent drug offenders an alternative to prison. For...
July 6, 2012 - 4:14pm
May 11, 2012
Guest editorial: Rural post offices catch a break
This one's worth delivering overnight: Put an Express Mail stamp on the Postal Service's latest plan, and drop it off at the nearest post office. Which, it looks like, will be kept open after all, thanks to the promising new plan. The Postal Service came up with a creative and...
May 11, 2012 - 3:58pm
May 4, 2012
Guest editorial: No, the government won't get out of higher education
So, with student-loan debts skyrocketing, why doesn't the government just get out of the business of subsidizing college students? After all, by funneling grants and loans to students -- more loans than grants these days, but that's another editorial -- the government drives up...
May 4, 2012 - 5:13pm
April 9, 2012
Metro casino plan a good bet
Minnesota politicians should get their heads out of the sand and take a closer look at a sweetened proposal by the White Earth Nation to build a metro-area casino. White Earth now proposes giving the state $400 million for a Vikings stadium in exchange for permission to build a...
April 9, 2012 - 12:06pm
March 30, 2012
Partisanship disqualifies Voter ID
One of the U.S. Constitution's great strengths is the fact that amending the document is so difficult. The usual process demands the approval of 2/3 of both houses of Congress and 3/4 of the states. That has kept the U.S. government's founding document remarkably compact. Much more...
March 30, 2012 - 3:41pm
March 16, 2012
Wild weather is no coincidence
Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? Stop a minute while you're basking in the sun to think about this: A new report finds that 4 out of 5 Minnesotans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. Becker County is a three-time loser --...
March 16, 2012 - 4:14pm
January 20, 2012
Don't let winter fun turn tragic
It's devastating when the Midwest's winter playland turns deadly and claims the lives of those who are just out for some fun. But the tragic fact of those deaths and so many other fatal snowmobile accidents over the years is that they could have been prevented. This week is Snowmobile...
January 20, 2012 - 4:54pm
January 18, 2012
No more legislative secrecy
While Minnesota has generally done a good job passing and enforcing its open government laws, there is one glaring exception. The Minnesota Legislature itself needs to live by the open government rules it has dictated to everyone else. The state's best-known citizen-lobbyist on...
January 18, 2012 - 3:06pm
January 4, 2012
Big money in politics in the dark
The flow of money into 2012 political campaigns is intensifying like a spring flood on the Red River. The amounts already spent by Republicans vying for a chance to challenge President Barack Obama are staggering. But more staggering, and far less transparent, are the huge sums being...
January 4, 2012 - 12:08pm
December 2, 2011
Workers need payroll-tax cut
With property taxes going up, medical insurance not getting any cheaper and incomes largely stagnant, middle class workers in Minnesota are staggering under a heavy load. The straw that may break their back is the stalemate in Congress over continuing the payroll tax cut for another...
December 2, 2011 - 5:18pm
May 6, 2011
Bin Laden's death shows U.S. tenacity
" ... Under the cover of darkness, 26 days after the horrific terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, America on Sunday delivered a thunderous message to Osama bin Laden, the Taliban and all the world: We will retaliate. We will root out evil. We will not let cowardly terrorists intimidate...
May 6, 2011 - 3:08pm
April 22, 2011
Editorial: Too many kids aren't getting shots
Community health worker Mohamed Duale will long remember the day a desperate mother called him at home to say her child was suffering from a fever and red rash all over her body. "I can't forget the mother's voice, desperate for her child, pleading with me to help. I suspected immediately...
April 22, 2011 - 4:05pm
March 25, 2011
Wild weather defies prediction
The science of flood forecasting for the Red River Valley is as good as it's ever been. The level of sophistication is impressive in all areas: data gathering, data analysis, weather forecasting, computer models, satellite imagery and the historical record, to name the major factors...
March 25, 2011 - 4:04pm
March 9, 2011
As usual, our winter hangs on
It's been colder and snowier in March than is normal for the Red River Valley region. It's been warmer and drier in past years, experts tell us. When winter seems to drag on for longer than we think it should, we tend to remember when March was warmer. Thus far, low temperatures...
March 9, 2011 - 11:33am
March 2, 2011
Franken bill would fund STEM help
If Minnesota is to compete in the global marketplace, Minnesota students must become more proficient in STEM skills -- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Sen. Al Franken, DFL-Minn., announced Thursday that he will introduce legislation that will invest in STEM education, a...
March 2, 2011 - 1:35pm